Synthesis of new sildenafil analogues containing a phosphonate group in the 5′-sulfonamide moiety of the phenyl ring, 12a-e, 13a-d, and 14a-d, and evaluation of their in vitro PDE5 inhibitory activity are disclosed. Enzyme assays revealed that maximum 10-fold increase in PDE5 inhibitory activity, compared with sildenafil, was achieved by introducing a phosphonate group in the 5′-sulfonamide moiety. Docking model of (PDE5: 12d) complex shows that the PDE5-bound conformation of 12d matches completely with that of sildenafil, while 12d is partially overlapped with cGMP with ethyl phosphonate group of 12d superimposed onto the cyclic phosphate group of cGMP.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters|
|State||Published - 3 May 2004|
- PDE5 inhibitor